Today is of course the day the Labour Party select their new leadership team. It’s going to be interesting no matter what happens, and I promise to write properly about the results!
In the mean time, while we wait for the smoke to come out from the conclave, here are some bits and pieces to keep you busy…
Brilliance. You have to read them.
Labour leadership primary (Lewis Holden)
Lewis, chair of the NZ Republican Movement, and (former?) National Party member, blogs about the Labour leadership process. His suggestion is that we adopt a process similar to that used by the UK Conservative Party. It’s not as silly as it sounds. Have a read and see what you think.
Winners and losers in Gillard’s reshuffle (Tim Lester, Sydney Morning Herald)
John Key and the Labour caucus aren’t the only people doing a pre-Christmas shuffle. Australian PM Julia Gillard has just announced a fairly major cabinet reshuffle. This article is a pretty good summary of the changes, but there is plenty of other material out there.